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In the pause: Bravery matters

A friend of mine recently ended a long-term relationship and I asked her why. Her response was beautiful, powerful, and also deeply sad. “He wasn’t brave.” I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of bravery. It’s underrated, and yet it can make a world of difference in the lives we live and the impact we have. So whether you’re going through a big change this year, starting a new project, or standing up for your beliefs, I hope 2017 is the year that personally and collectively we decide to be brave and support one another in its pursuit.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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